by Juan Pérez, AARP Volunteer
On 8 December 2019, AARP and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Loudoun County Alumnae Chapter joined forces to present Fraud and ID Theft prevention information to a Loudoun County, Virginia audience. Martin Bailey, an AARP volunteer, was the key presenter at the event that took place at the Loudoun Bible Church in Ashburn, Virginia.
As Martin informed the audience of the recent increase and variety of fraud and ID theft scams putting our communities at risk, audience members engaged him by asking questions or relating anecdotes of personal experiences. In addition to the specific types of scams , Martin armed the audience with recommendations to prevent falling victim of the scams and publications and web-based resources available for those needing further information.
Trudy Marotta, also with AARP, discussed the robocalls-type scams and what to do when you get them. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), robocalls are automated telephone calls delivering a recorded message. The FTC has identified a number of call blocking solutions to help us reduce the number of robocalls we receive.
A lot of the valuable information provided by Martin and Trudy is available to the general public through the AARP Fraud Watch Network at: https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/
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